crewgrrl: (Keep Calm and Carry Yarn)
2011-12-13 10:54 am

Yarn and Aliens

Warning: this post contains both knitting and Doctor Who. If you don't like either of these things, please feel free to skip.

I am knitting a pair of Jaywalker Socks with this yarn in the Time Traveler colorway. The description reads as follows:
Wear these brightly striped socks whether you are going to the office or traveling through time and space. Time Traveler is a colorful mix of purple, tan, red, gold, ivory, and gray stripes. While you can knit some really really long socks, this colorway will not create socks that are larger on the inside than they appear on the outside.

I have almost finished the first sock. As you can see, this yarn is dyed at regular intervals to produce a striping pattern, with two colors producing slightly wider stripes than the other four. With yarn like this, you have three options for what to do with your second sock. You can wind off the yarn until you come to the color of the stripe you started the first sock with to produce two identical socks (I will have enough extra yarn to do this). You could also see which color you ended the toe with and start the second sock with that color, having the stripes run in reverse order to the first sock. Lastly, you could just take the second ball of yarn as it is, starting at the first stripe it provides, which will create fraternal socks.

Since I am confused as to what to do, I am putting it to the internet:

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